Hopscotch is a visual programming language on the iPad, designed for everyone. Yes, it’s an actual programming language, and while you may not need to know how to program, you do need to know how to read. Designed for kids 8 and up, one can drag and drop blocks of code into a scripting area as you begin to understand the basics of computer programming. You can even ‘write’ your own games that are sharable with the Hopscotch community, who can add to it as well. They’re also about to release a version for the iPhone.
For the record, Hopscotch was one of last year’s NYC BIgApps winners.